India Poker Championship (IPC)
The India Poker Championship (IPC) is the creation of ardent poker lovers Sameer Rattonsey and Peter Abraham who dreamt to make available a world class poker space for Indian players where the latter can experience the joy and adventure of playing poker. They also dreamt of making the presence of India as a major poker destination.
The Headquarter of the India Poker Championship is located in Mumbai but it operates from the exotic Panjim, Goa. The objective of the Championship is to make India one of the highly preferred destinations for poker lovers.
IPC is meant for fun, rewards and friends while playing poker. This Championship is one of the foremost destinations for Indian poker lovers who want to showcase their skills and earn huge rewards. The key goal at India Poker Championship is to create and offer a scenario for poker tournaments in India which are equivalent to other Poker tournament venues held across the world. The basic idea behind this Championship is to encourage and attract Indian poker players to join the game and recognize skills so that it could produce poker talents. To promote this exciting game and tournaments, attractive rewards are declared.
March 2010 marks the inception of the grand India Poker Championship which is also celebrated as the inaugural edition. Since its establishment, hundreds of enthusiastic poker players have registered to participate in the IPC making it one of the highly played poker events in India. And because of the increasing popularity, this quarterly event has been shifted into a bi-monthly event effective from February 2011.
The India Poker Championship is held on every alternate month on the Goa’s premier Casino Royale, a floating casino moored on the enthralling Mandovi River, where there are buy-ins that ranges between Rs. 5,000 and Rs. 20,000. On this 4 day event, the final event of the Championship is held on every December to choose the India Poker Champion of the season. The India Poker Championship will hold its 11th edition from 1 February 2012 till 5 February 2012 at the Casino Royale. It also provides update about the various tournaments on its official website.
One of its achievements is the introduction is the IPC’s Player of the Year (POY) ranking system that kicked off from 2011. This ranking system is designed to award points to consistent players throughout the IPC events and the selected player is entitled to enjoy a year-long sponsorship and whopping amount of Rs. 1 Lakh.
The Main Event in 2010 had a buy-in for INR 25,000. The Champion turned out to be young Aditya Sushant from Chennai, India.
The Main Event in 2011 underwent a bit of a change & turned from a single day event to a 2 day affair. The buy-in was increased to INR 30,000 and the structures were tweaked as well to provide more play to the participants.
The Main Event for the 2012 season is expected to be a 3 day affair.
Player of the Year
Mumbai’s Sameer Rattonsey emerged victorious taking home the title of India Poker Champion for 2011-12.
Participating in India Poker Championship is simple and easy. To participate in this grand event, aspirants are asked to register themselves with the information required.
If you are planning to participate in this majestic Championship then you are advised to book your hotels and tickets beforehand.